Tuesday, April 15, 2014

***** Hiker Chicks Dinner *****

This month's Hiker Chicks Dinner will be held on Friday, April 25 at the Dragonfly in Massey, 5 pm.  Please contact Tana at 705-848-9731 or nonnasbabys@gmail.com if you would like to attend.

Monday, April 14, 2014

***** Isaak Day - Cultural Awareness *****

Isaak Day will be speaking after the meeting of the Community Liaison Committee. The meeting well be held at the CLC offices on the 1st floor of the White Mountain Building at 6:30 PM on the 15th of April. All are welcome to attend.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

***** Monday, April 14 Leisure Hike ****

Al and Charlotte will lead the Leisure Hike on Monday, April 14th.  They are planning to walk the Fire Tower Road.  As always, the hike is weather dependent.  See you on the trails!

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

***** An Invitation from the Saulteaux Club *****

Plan to join the SAULTEAUX VOYAGEUR TRAIL CLUB (a branch of the VOYAGEUR TRAIL ASSOCIATION) for our ANNUAL DINNER on Saturday, April 26, 2014 @ 6 pm 
The Lighthouse Lounge of Bruce Bay Cottages & Lighthouse in Bruce Mines.

After dinner presentation by Carole Blacquiere, President of the Voyageur Trail Club entitled,
“The Voyageur Trail – Always a Challenge”

Tickets @ $25 per person are available by calling 705-942-1891 (final day for ticket sales is April 17)

Buffet Menu
Breads: focaccia, jalapeƱo cheese, Mediterranean olive
Tossed salad with house oil and vinegar dressing
Rosemary roasted potatoes
Green beans with chef’s special marinade
Maple glazed carrots
Apple glazed pork tenderloin ~ gravy, cranberries
Selection of pecan, pumpkin, coconut cream pies
Water, coffee, tea

Come and find out all about the Voyageur Trail Association, celebrating it’s 40th Anniversary!

Better still… why not make it a weekend? Join Gail Jones for a bike ride around Bruce Mines earlier on Saturday, April 26. Call 705-942-0768 for more information.

Join Carole Blacquiere on Sunday, April 27 for a hike on the Voyageur Trail near Bruce Mines. Call 705-649-2235 for all the details.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Esten Lake, April 7, 2014

Commentary and photos by Donna C.
A group of 6 hikers led by Gayle enjoyed the warm sunny day by hiking on the trail behind Frame Crescent to Esten Lake.  Walking on the trails were no problem due to snowmobile travel on them.  We had a leisurely lunch near the shore of Angel Lake.  PHOTOS

Angel & Crystal Lakes, April 5, 2014

Commentary and photos by John B.
Five of us showed up for what turned out to be a perfect snowshoe outing. With the fresh snow from yesterday weighing down the trees and the brilliant sunshine it was such a beautiful day. I'm ready for spring, but I'm glad we had a day like today, it was special. PHOTOS

Friday, April 04, 2014

McCarthy Falls, April 3, 2014

Commentary by Ron T.  Photos by Nickie J.
Ron led a group of five seasoned hikers to McCarthy Falls today; the weather was perfect allowing what maybe the last time we snowshoe this season.  The hike into the falls didn't seem as difficult or as long as the return portion of the hike due to the rise in temperature. The snow became heavy and slushy and we had to strip down to cool off. All in all it was a great hike & good company. PHOTOS

Thursday, April 03, 2014

***** Snowshoe Social *****

Snowshoe Social on Sunday April 6th 2014
Meet @ the Sears Parking Lot at 1:00pm
Heading out to the Golf Course.  We will hike from there.  Hot Chocolate,  instant coffee, tea and cookies will be supplied when we reach our destination.
Please bring a mug and utensils and something to sit on.  

All welcome to attend. (Note there will be no bonfire).  

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

***** CANCELLED - HIKE LEADERS MEETING APRIL 8, 2014 *****

There will be a meeting for all hike leaders on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 2:30 pm at the clubhouse.   CANCELLED

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

***** Paddle and Hikes 2014 *****

Emily has been in contact with Wally Van Dyke of the Algoma Paddlers.  She encouraged them to plan some paddle trips  in the Mississaugi Park area. This would increase exposure of the facilities at the Park to people who might not normally travel there.  She also suggested planning a hike as part of the paddle trip.

Here are some dates that the trip planning committee for the Algoma Paddlers has booked:

1. May 24: Little White River. Paddle the distance from the usual "put in" to the usual  " take out" spot on the river.   Possibly combine the paddle with a hike to the cliff  overlooking the Little White River.  That is the hill that we called Cougar Mtn.   

2. June 21:  Lake DuBourne:  Paddle on Lake DuBourne .  Hike part of the VTA trail to the Firetower Lookout.

3. July 5:   Mississaugi Park:  Paddle on Semiwite Lake and Helenbar Lake.  This is possible to combine with a hike to the Lookout overlooking Helenbar Lake and back to the portage between Semiwite Lake and Helenbar Lake.

We ask that anyone wanting to lead the hike portion of the outing get in touch with Wally Van Dyke.  He can be reached at 705 356-7407 or e-mail: wvandyke@sympatico.ca. He will get that person in touch with the paddle trip leader to coordinate. A hike can be lead by 2 people (leader and sweep).  

Sirje will lead a paddle only outing on Depot  Lake (no hike) on Sept 13. She will lead a paddle combined with a hike on Flack Lake to Mt Baldy on Oct 5.